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Beer Can Chicken Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Elton Davis
Added: Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 12oz can of beer
3/ 12 - 4 pound whole broiler-fryer chicken
2 Tbs butter or margarine
1/4 of a lemon

Directions:
Directions:
In a small bowl comine brown sugar, paprika, salt, pepper, thyme, dry mustard, and garlic powder. discard about half the beer from the can. add 1 teaspoon of spice mixture to half empty can( beer will foam up ). remove neck and giblets from chicken, discard or save for another use. Sprinkle anothe 1 teaspoon of spixe mix inside the body cavity. rub outside with butter and sprinkle the remaining spice mix on chicken. Hold the Chicken upright with the opening of the body cavity at the bottom and lower it onto the beer can so the can fits in the cavity. pull the legs forward so the bird rests on its legs and the can. twist wing tips behind back. stuff the lemon quarter in nech cavity to seal in steam.
For a charcoal grill arrange medium hot coals around the drip pan. test for medium heat above the pan. Cover and grill for 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 hours or until an instant read thermometer inserted into one of the inside thighs registers 180 . If necessary tent the chicken in foil to prevet over browning. ( fro gas grill preheat grill. reduce to medium heat. adjust for indirect cooking. If necessary remove upper racks so chicken will stand up right. grill as above.
Remove chicken from grill, holding by the can. cover with foil let stand for ten minutes. Use hot pad to grab can, use heavy tongs to carefuly remove the chicken.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-6

 

 

 

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